Today I was off work again, and I took Isaac to his swimming lesson at the local YMCA. Isaac is definitely a beginner. He had swimming lessons when he was about 3 years old, but at the time he was a little scared, and didn’t really take to it. Now that he is older, he is more motivated and eager to take risks. He has such a great time.
Jonny made friends with another little boy whose sister is in the swim class with Isaac. The two of them played with toys and talked the entire time. I am hoping that watching Isaac learn to swim will motivate Jonathan to participate in his preschool swim class this coming year (last year he refused to even get in the water!) Ben loved looking at the kids and the water, but fell asleep halfway through the class. He did get splashed a little at the beginning but didn’t seem to mind it at all. I think he might enjoy an infant swim class.
At the end of the class Isaac was very reluctant to get out of the pool. In the photo below we are getting ready to leave. Note how close Jonny is to the edge of the pool. For a kid who is supposed to be scared to get in the water, he did that alot today.
Before we left, Isaac jumped into the water from the side of the pool twice all by himself! I was so proud.